alkaline - Term pertaining to a highly basic, as opposed to acidic, substance.
For example, hydroxide or carbonate of sodium or potassium.
Furthermore, they couldn’t identify a single layer of rock or sediment that fit with a global flood occurring early in human history.
Taphonomy: Study of the processes of decay, preservation, and the formation of fossils in general.Most of the pioneering natural scientists and geologists of the Renaissance and late modern era (1500 to 1815)—a group which included many pious Christians—expected that their field work would provide evidence of the biblical flood, reflecting a catastrophic event in earth’s history of only thousands of years.However, as they discovered the interrelated, dynamic processes of the rock cycle and pieced together earth’s history from the vertical sequence of rock layers around the world, they concluded that the earth must be far older than thousands of years.Invertebrate Paleontology: Study of invertebrate animal fossils, such as mollusks, echinoderms, and others.Vertebrate Paleontology: Study of vertebrate fossils, from primitive fishes to mammals.aeolian process - A geological modification, such as sand dunes or erosion, caused by wind activity. algal mat - A layered communal growth of algae observed in fossils and in present day tidal zones associated with carbonate sedimentation.